South Gloucestershire has a range of attractions and places to visit. We are ideally placed to visit the surrounding areas of Bath, Bristol, Somerset and the Cotswolds.

Tourist attractions and places to visit

There are a wide range of unique experiences in South Gloucestershire for all ages. From our pretty market towns, open green spaces to explore the outdoors by foot or cycle, and great tourist attractions including:

  • the Wild Place Project
  • surfing at The Wave
  • shopping at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway
  • vintage railway at Avon Valley Railway
  • trampolining at AirHop
  • ice skating at Planet Ice
  • historic aviation history at Aerospace Bristol, the home of Concorde

There is something for the whole family to enjoy. To discover more of what South Gloucestershire has to offer view the Visit Bristol website.

Tourist information centre

You can get local information about visiting South Gloucestershire and the neighbouring areas at Chipping Sodbury tourist information centre.

Area of outstanding natural beauty

The Cotswolds National Landscape is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) looked after by us in partnership with a number of other organisations.

An area of outstanding natural beauty is land protected by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. It protects the land to conserve and enhance its scenic beauty.

We work together with the Cotswold National Landscape board to make sure the area is protected through our planning policies.

You can find out more about visiting the AONB in South Gloucestershire on the Cotswold National Landscape website.


There are a variety of different walks in South Gloucestershire. Find out more on our local walks page.


We have a selection of museums and heritage attractions. Find out more on our museums and local history page.

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